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Nice views and relaxing atmosphere

Fortress is in front of Saimaa bay. From here you can enjoy nice views of that lake and also relax... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Giorgio P
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Helsinki, Finland
An epic bastion

What a superb fortress. A real credit to the Royal Engineers of Sweden , Russia and Finland who... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Ketley007
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Kristiinankatu, Lappeenranta 53900, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortress is in front of Saimaa bay. From here you can enjoy nice views of that lake and also relax under some tree in the green area. Fortress is composed by old houses and museum, there are also some nice coffee where you can relax...More

Thank Giorgio P
Reviewed August 19, 2018

What a superb fortress. A real credit to the Royal Engineers of Sweden , Russia and Finland who constructed the bastions, ground defences, ravelines, casemates, ditches and magazines.

Thank Ketley007
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The fortress area is a must see on your trip to Lappeenranta. You can see the old fortifications, some old buildings, museums and the nice cafe Majurska.

Thank Nimetön M
Reviewed August 11, 2018

When we had visited the Sandcastle I and my friends went on a walk at the fortress area. We were short of time, so we didn’t visit any museum and the Orthodox Church was closed for renovation. The fortress area is very nice during summer....More

Thank leffex
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Worth a trek up the hill..brilliant views of the harbour from the top. Interesting buildings - art museum, summer theatre and atmospheric cafes and restaurants.

Thank finnscouser
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Nice place with small shops, coffees, museums and historical sights. The view to the Saimaa lake is pretty nice. Especially in the summer months worth a visit.

Thank Nuttnick
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

It's allways great to visit this old area with all those shops and overviewing the town. The road is a little bit difficult to walk because of the rocks.

Thank Taster2000
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Surrounded by a passenger port, sand castle and jaht port. Inside museum, art gallery, shops and a nice Majurska cafe. Always some events - next "Pietarilaiset markkinat" 18.-19.8.2018.

Thank Jarmo E
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Had an early evening walk around the old fortress and found it to be both interesting and relaxing, good views out over the town dotted with history and interesting buildings now housing museums and restaurants.

Thank Daveshent
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Interesting pretty area with good views over the lake. Sadly the Cavalry museum is closed in 2018 for renovation so we were unable to visit there but the Karelia and Art museums were both open. As the summer season does not start until June it...More

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